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What You Don’t Know Can Kill You: How Most Self-Defense Training Will Put You into Prison or the Ground

Most self-defense training, whether martial arts or firearms, is focused on instilling physical skills. Unfortunately, critical elements are being left out. This is commonly because your instructors don’t fully understand the topics covered in this book– or worse are completely unfamiliar with this information. Information that will keep you out of the hospital or prison. If your instructor doesn’t know it, how is he going to teach it to you? For example: – Do you know when you claim self-defense you are confessing to what is normally a crime? – Did your instructor ever tell you that? – Or did he – as so many instructors do – tell you what he’s teaching you is ‘self-defense?’ – How much of your training time has been spent on when to use that training? – When not to? – What about how crime and violence really happen? (Not knowing that you may not get a chance to use your training.) – How do you explain to the police that what you did was self-defense and not you attacking your fellow citizen? – What will you need to be able to do to prove your innocence in court? You’ll learn these and many more important topics in this introductory book about what you haven’t been taught about self-defense.


Anonymous says:

Critical Supplement/Pressure Check for Effective Self Defense I’ve been reading Marc MacYoung since 1989, when I stumbled across his first book—Cheap Shots, Ambushes, and Other Lessons—in a Paladin Press catalogue. I was a Career Trainee the CIA at the time, and MacYoung’s emphasis on thinking like the opposition, situational awareness, and various stages of alertness all tracked perfectly with Agency counter-terror training. I’ve been playing around with martial arts since I was about 15, but I’d never come across a civilian instructor who even touched…

Anonymous says:

I suspected there would be something special about this piece and it didn’t disappoint. Mr My husband, Liam Jackson, a noted federal “counter-terrorism SME (subject matter expert) purchased this book for me and insisted I read it. Although he is an author and therefore knows many others, he seldom recommends books for me. I suspected there would be something special about this piece and it didn’t disappoint. Mr. MacYoung and Mrs. Meek have written a book that should be on a shelf in every home in the U.S. The subject of violence (and it’s myriad of consequences) can be…

Anonymous says:

An Indispensable Introduction for Students of Martial Arts While Marc MacYoung’s In the Name of Self-Defense is a definitive work on the topic, the shear volume of that book can deter some readers. Collaborating with Jenna Meek, MacYoung has overcome that potential obstacle with a book that is much more readily approached while still providing a substantial introduction to the non-physical components of self-defense – subjects that tend to receive no more than superficial consideration, if that, in most martial arts schools. While the content is…

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